MTH 244 Differential Equations - Section 3

Spring 2002 MWF 12:00 - 1:00 Quinn Hall 103

Prof. Orlando Merino, merino@math.uri.edu, Tyler 220, 874 4442

Calendar (homework etc.)

Objective: The main objective of the course is to study Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE) in greater detail than in previous calculus courses. The subject has many applications in the physical sciences, engineering, statistics, economics and other areas, as well as in advanced mathematics as well.

Textbook: N.J. Finizio and G. Ladas, Ordinary Differential Equations with Modern Applications, 3rd. Ed., Simon & Schuster Custom Pub, 1999.

Homework and Quizzes: I expect you to work at least 6 hours outside of class for every week worth of material. I do not plan to collect homework, but I will assign problems every week, which I will assume you solve. I encourage questions on the homework at the beginning of class.

Maple projects: We will have three Maple projects. If you do not have experience with Maple you may set up an appointment with me to review the basics.

Evaluation: Your grade will be based on two tests, quizzes, maple projects, and a final exam as follows:


 		       Weekly Quizzes 	  	   200  pts 

Two Tests 200 pts
Three Maple Projects 100 pts
Final Exam (*) 300 pts

(*) NOTE: 50 % of the final exam is on material covered after the second test.

How to get help: You may come to office hours (tuesday and thursday, 9 a.m.), send questions by email, or call me at my office anytime. Appointments outside my office hours are also possible.